Bergen was founded in the year 1070 and up to the 1830’s it was the largest city in the country and a center for commerce and shipping. For several centuries the Hanseatic Merchants had one of their four trading offices here and today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bergen was founded in 1070, when the Kingdom of Norway was at the peak of its power. Today, Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. Your tour starts with a drive along the old wharf side of Bryggen – with the characteristic wooden buildings and pointed gables facing the harbor.
You’ll stop for a walk through the ancient buildings and alleyways which today is home to workshops, where painters, weavers and craftsmen produce fine-quality and original items. Your walking tour ends at the popular Fish and Flower market.
Continue by coach through suburban areas ending your tour of Bergen with a ride up to Mount Floien. The funicular will take you safely up to approximately 1,050 feet/320 meters above sea level. The ride takes from 5 to 8 minutes each way. From the top you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bergen and the surroundings. You’ll return to the center by funicular where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your ship.
Need to Know:
Note: At Bryggen, tour involves approximately 30 minutes of walking on asphalt, cobblestone or wooden deck. Wear flat, comfortable shoes.